“…That “project” was called Foursquare. It was about recording where you’ve been, sharing with friends and discovering new places. For someone like me who used to record all the bars I had been to in a word doc, it was perfect. I could tell there was something special about Foursquare from the very beginning. The energy and excitement that Dennis and Naveen exuded was infectious and the product was addictive. It didn’t matter that they couldn’t pay me, I just wanted to be a part of something I believed in….”
mari sheibley: Farewell Foursquare
A big part of my decision to join the Foursquare design team, besides all of the reasons outlined above, was to have a chance to work with some of the best designers in the game, including Mari. I’d admired Mari’s work for years and stayed up extra late in grad school the night before she came in to offer guest critiques on our thesis projects. I’m bummed that I only got to spend <6 months working beside her, but in that short time, she has made me a better designer every day. I’m so stoked to see what she does next.